Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _______




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Dolores "Dodie" Baker for a lifetime of dedicated service to her family, the mental health field and the City of Aurora.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)

SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Dolores "Dodie" Baker for a lifetime of dedicated service to her family, the mental health field and the City of Aurora.

    Whereas, Dodie Baker graduated from Letts High School and continued her studies at Indiana University concentrating on English and Psychology. It was during college that she discovered her calling to serve others through nursing;

    Whereas, at a time when it was prohibited for nurses and doctors to wed , Dodie Baker defied convention and married the late Dr. Leslie M. Baker on September 13, 1940;

    Whereas, Dodie Baker devoted herself to raising four children. Throughout their school years, Dodie was involved in the Aurora PTA, the band boosters , Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and various other activities of interest to children;

    Whereas, Dodie Baker was a "million mile mom", traveling the Midwest delivering any one of her four children to any number of activities;

    Whereas, after her children were grown, Dodie Baker became involved in the Community Mental Health Association and Hillforest Historical Foundation in her

small community of Aurora;

    Whereas, Dodie Baker was also a long time member of the United Methodist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher for many years;

    Whereas, Dodie Baker's devotion to serving her community has been recognized by numerous groups, culminating with her receipt of a Sagamore of the Wabash Award; and

    Whereas, even with all of the awards she received, Dodie Baker's four children, eleven grandchildren, and four great- grandchildren were her true pride and joy: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly memorializes Dolores "Dodie" Baker for her lifetime dedication to the the State of Indiana and People of Dearborn County and for her commitment to her family.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to each of Dodie Baker's children: Ann Lapp, Mary Helen Crook, Sarah Nahmias and Judge John Baker.